A: A touch of France

Tucked away behind a flight of stairs on Mends Street in South Perth sits a real gem of a patisserie. It’s a proper french patisserie owned by a proper french man who also is the masterful creator behind all the proper french baked goods. Come here on Sunday morning and you will almost definitely have to queue. Customers call ahead for their baguettes just in case and their petit fours look almost too good to eat!

My personal favourite?

Almond and custard croissant!

Almond and custard croissant!

Just perfect. Flaky pastry? Tick. Rich, smooth custard filling? Tick. Crunchy almond topping? TICK! Definitely my preferred high-calorie start to the day!

R and GFM were due to arrive for our red pepper roast off later that day, which opened up a perfect opportunity for me to procure a generous selection of mini fruit tarts as well this Sunday morning.

I opted for the fail-safe "one of everything" approach.

I opted for the fail-safe"one of everything" approach!

We also bought some coffee and chocolate profiteroles, which disappeared a little too quickly for a photo opportunity!

These mini fruit tarts are mounded sky-high with the custard filling and loaded with beautiful, generous servings of fruit. One tart provides a decent 2-3 mouthfuls (or 1 gluttonous stuffed mouth) and was a perfect end to an afternoon on the balcony roasting peppers and drinking strawberry daiquiris!

Piled high custard pie!

Piled high custard pie!

Strawberry daiquiris courtesy of wholesale market, fresh minty garnish courtesy of R's bountiful garden harvest!

Strawberry daiquiris courtesy of wholesale market, fresh minty garnish courtesy of R's bountiful garden harvest!

La Gallette De France

Shop 3, 35 Mends Street

South Perth, WA 6151

ph: (08) 9474 9730

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